Remembering Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart

Nick Adenhart would be 27, maybe married, maybe be a dad. He'd have grown into a reedy body, made some more friends, had a lot more laughs.

Janet and Jim would have their son. Duane would have the young man he helped raise. Henry would have his big brother. Jered Weaver would have his friend. Jered's son, Aden, might be named Bill or Scott or Luke and not after a guy his dad used to know. There'd be no reason for Jered to draw the initials "NA" in the dirt on the slope of the mound.
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A tribute to Nick Adenhart was on display during the 2009 ALCS at Angel Stadium. (Getty Images)

Nick Adenhart #90 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim poses for a portrait during photo day at Tempe Diablo Stadium February 22, 2008 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Police officers investigate around a wrecked minivan at the scene of a car crash in which Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others were killed early this morning April 9, 2009 in Fullerton, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

A bat boy holds up the jersey of late teammate pitcher Nick Adenhart #34 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as they celebrate after winning the American League West title in their game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium on September 28, 2009 in Anaheim, California. Adenhart was killed in a accident by a drunk driver during the begining of the season. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Teammates of the late pitcher Nick Adenhart #34 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pose in front of his banner as they celebrate after winning the American League West title in their game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium on September 28, 2009 in Anaheim, California. Adenhart was killed in a accident by an alleged drunk driver during the beginning of the season. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Nick Adenhart #90 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches during a Spring Training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Tempe Diablo Stadium on March 15, 2008 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Torii Hunter #48 (L) and pitcher John Lackey #41 (R) of the Los Angeles Angels hold teammate Nick Adenhart's jersey during a moment of silence before the start of the game against Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium April 10, 2009 in Anaheim, California. Adenhart and two others were killed in car crash on April 9. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Before the game between the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox observe a moment of silence for Los Angeles Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart during MLB baseball action at US Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, April 9, 2009. The Royals defeated the White Sox 2-1. (Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Nearly 20 pro scouts and front office personnel showed up to see Williamsport's Nick Adenhart in action. (Photo by Preston Keres/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Williamsport's Nick Adenhart (11), who was replaced by a designated runner at second base, is congratulated by Will Roney (2) after slapping a first-inning RBI double to right center field. (Photo by Preston Keres/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Pitcher Nick Adenhart #34 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim poses for a photo on picture day February 25, 2009 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

A fan holds up a sign in memory of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart before the start of a baseball game between the Angels and the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium April 10, 2009 in Anaheim, California. Adenhart and two others were killed in car crash on April 9. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The baseball jersey of deceased pitcher Nick Adenhart #34 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hangs in the Angels dugout during the baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodgers Stadium on May 23, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Adenhart died in a traffic accident on April 9. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)